JPinBklyn Posted 20 May 2013 , 2:43pm
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My local bakery supply company has a product called "Rich's Hy-Vol Meringue Powder". I'm not sure what the Hy-Vol is all about, but he's got a great price for it... a 4.5# pail for about $28.

 

Question is, will I be buying 4.5# of a great deal, or 4.5# of something I can't use for cookies?

 

Has anone used this brand of meringue powder?

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liz at sugar Posted 20 May 2013 , 5:16pm
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I haven't used it, but guessing it means "high volume" in your finished meringue.  It would be easier if companies just said what they meant. :)

 

Liz
 

leah_s Posted 20 May 2013 , 5:27pm
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I use meringue powder for icing.  What do you use it for, for cookies?  Royal icing?

JPinBklyn Posted 21 May 2013 , 1:33pm
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Thanks everyone for your comments so far!  I want the meringue powder for cookies. I've never seen this high-volume thing, and maybe that means something else in other applications (more overall volume in a meringue used on a cake or pie?).  Not sure if this Hy-Vol thing is good for royal icing.

zucchero2013 Posted 15 Oct 2013 , 4:41pm
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My local bakery supply company has a product called "Rich's Hy-Vol Meringue Powder". I'm not sure what the Hy-Vol is all about, but he's got a great price for it... a 4.5# pail for about $28.

Question is, will I be buying 4.5# of a great deal, or 4.5# of something I can't use for cookies?

Has anone used this brand of meringue powder?

JPinBklyn Posted 15 Oct 2013 , 6:03pm
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UPDATE:  After a heckuva lot of research... the Hy-Vol means that it additives so that the meringue really puffs up high for cakes. Not recommended for royal icing. 

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